One of the gardeners was quite sick for a few weeks and couldn’t water their tomato seedlings reliably. When they recovered, they discovered only 3 of the 15 seedlings survived the lack of water. Those 3 were much smaller than seedlings grown by another gardener for the same duration. The gardener and the 3 seedlings are all doing fine now.
This is an update from Robin at the Washington County Master Gardener Association Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate. Master Gardeners for the 2023 Food Hero Grow This! Gardening challenge. Thousands of Oregonians have received their seeds from Food Hero, and OSU Master Gardener volunteers are growing along right beside you to share updates and growing tips.
You can visit the garden and see all of this work live! The Learning Garden is there to show different growing techniques, plants, and designs that work well in the local climate.
Washington County Master Gardener Association Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate
8005 SW Grabhorn Rd., Beaverton, Oregon 97007
Open seven days a week, dawn to dusk.
Want to visit and ask questions? Master Gardeners work in the gardens on Thursdays, 9 am - 1 pm.